Bayern Munich will put their perfect record on the line Wednesday against FC Rosengård when the two clubs meet in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The Bavarians will have the advantage with the first leg being played at the FC Bayern Campus, and Jens Scheuer will be hoping that his side put a few goals between themselves and their Swedish opponents before the return leg.
“It’s the Champions League Quarterfinals, and there are no more easy opponents.” one of Bayern’s Swedish defenders Hanna Glas said, “It will be two tough games.”
Prior to joining Bayern, Simone Boye Sørensen was a member of Rosengård. She was asked about the strength of their opponents. “They’re really strong. Many players in the team have been playing together for a long time and they’re very well-rehearsed,” Boye said. “You can’t really compare them with other German Bundesliga teams, but if you did, they’d be near the top.”
The Bavarians will have to keep a tight guard on Caroline Seger in the midfield for Rosengård. The veteran captain can take over a game from her position, forcing the opposition to respond to her movements across the field. Keeping her in check will be key to a Bayern victory.
Teams from Sweden’s Damallsvenskan are never easy outs, as the league continually finds and develops some of the best young talent from across Europe. Unfortunately, as Europe’s bigger clubs invest more and more funds into their women’s teams, those young players are no longer remaining in Sweden to try for international glory.
We were lucky enough to confirm some injury updates with the club (thank you, FCB!) as Bayern head into a busy part of the season.
Long Term Injuries: Both Giulia Gwinn and Jovana Damjanović are still rehabbing following ACL tears at the end of last year. Kristin Demann continues to work on her comeback from a knee injury. Carina Schlüter is also still out with her ankle injury.
Others: It appears as though Marina Hegering will be fit enough to be in the squad for the UWCL Quarterfinal; however, that is not the case for Sydney Lohmann. She will miss the match as she works to come back from the injury she suffered against SGS Essen.
The Quarterfinals kick off later today. Bavarian Football Works will have a gamethread with the YouTube video embedded, so that everyone can watch the match.
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